Yall already know how I feel about slim women, so I want to take this time to recognize one of the baddest slim women in the game for a remarkable accomplishment. Jessica White for her 7th time being in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. That's the most ever, more than any other model to ever be featured in the magazine's signature series. Check out this awesome interview w/ Jessica White. THE top African American MODEL in the game.
What was your reaction to getting into the Swimsuit Issue? I was 18-years-old and I started screaming. My agent called and said Sports Illustrated had confirmed me. The very first time I saw Diane Smith I was 14 years old and she was excited about putting me in the magazine and then she asked me a very interesting question. She asked me how old I was. I said that I was 14, but I had a body to die for, to be honest with you and I developed at a very quick age. And she said, 'Oh, my goodness, you're only 14?!' She called my agent and said I love this girl and she's perfect for us but she's only 14 so tell her to grow up and when she's 18 we'll give her a call and that is exactly what she did. She remembered and she called me when I was 18, and that was the beginning of my long stretch with Sports Illustrated. It's still special and distinctly unique each time I get the call. To be honest with you, being in Sports Illustrated made me famous. Once that happened I started to break some barriers. They've used African-American girls but no woman of color has been in the magazine for as long as I have. I learned so much more about my body and I really started to perfect my skills as a model working with Sports Illustrated.
Happiness is... I don't believe in happiness. Happiness is what's happening around you. Happiness comes from what happens around you. In life, not everything that happens to you is going to be great or something you necessarily want. I'm a Christian and as long as I'm waking up and praying and have a positive attitude, that gives me joy. God gives me joy. I believe in joy and joy is something that only God can give you but happiness is what's happening around you and that's temporary.
What makes you feel sexy? I feel sexy when I get my hair done and when I'm home by myself and lighting candles after I get out of the bathtub. I put on lingerie and relax. I don't do those things for men, I do them for my